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Summer 2016 Syllabus: "Digital Humanities," MLIS Program, University of Pittsburgh

Please find a link here and below to the most recent version of the course that I teach in the Digital Humanities to the MLIS students here at the University of Pittsburgh. This and my PhD-level course have been going through iterations over the last three years. 

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Digital Tools of Interest: Winter 2015-2016

Below please find a curated list of the digital tools I am currently recommending to people when they come to me with particular humanities-based tasks that they'd like to accomplish.

Text Processing

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ADHC

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center, https://www.lib.ua.edu/using-the-library/digital-humanities-center/, October 2015 (Photo: Alison Langmead)

 

Resources for the Network Analysis Workshop: Alabama Digital Humanities Center, October 28th, 2015

For a general introduction to network analysis, start with Scott Weingart's work here: 

Second, see Elisa Beshero-Bondar on her own applications of this material, and secondly a glossary of hers:

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
VMW in Summer 2015

The Visual Media Workshop in Summer 2015...waiting for Fall Term to begin!

 

To My (Once and Future) Undergraduate Research Assistants

Please read this article, "An Undergraduate's Love Letter to Digital Humanities Research," by Tiffany Chan...and let me know your feedback (either below in the comments if you have worked here before...or to adl40@pitt.edu for everyone).

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

Syllabus for the PhD Seminar, "The Digital and the Humanities," Fall Term 2015

Please find a link here and below for the (draft) syllabus for this Fall Term's PhD seminar, "LIS 3600: The Digital and the Humanities," It's being held in the iSchool from 9-11:50 on Thursdays.

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Productions / Don Quijote (cinema 1915)

New York Public Library, Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Productions / Don Quijote (cinema 1915), http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?TH-09130

 

Brief Introduction(s) to the Digital Humanities

A number of the members of the DH community at Pitt have put together the following list of texts that do a good job of introducing the overall state of the Digital Humanities in North America at the current moment. It begins with a section called, "Articles and Shorter Pieces," which has been kept intentionally brief so as to give you a good taste of the field without being overwhelming.

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  • Identity
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Hey, Art Historians! Interested in learning more about copyright issues in your work??

CAA has produced the pamphlet, "Code of Best Practices for Fair Use for the Visual Arts." It is clear, concise, and direct. Do read it!

It's attached below, and it's also on the Internet here: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/fair-use/best-practices-fair-use-visual-arts.pdf

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  • Mobility/Exchange
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Alison's Stab at Defining the Humanities in the Age of Big Data

Trying to explain what humanists do and how they take an interest in their object(s) of study...

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  • Temporalities
  • Decomposing Bodies
  • VMW
 

Radical Contextualization

Tim Hitchcock gave a lovely talk at the British Library at the end of last year on "Big Data, Small Data, and Meaning," that contains the following reflection that I found galvanizing this morning as I was listening to him speak on youtube (also embedded here):

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Current Conversation about Topic Modelling and "Plot Arcs"

For your perusal, the following are links to a conversation happening currently about topic modelling and plotting the plot of a text. Members of the conversation include: Matt Jockers, Ted Underwood, David Bamman, Ben Schmidt, and Lynn Cherney.

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  • VMW

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